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Susan

Activity Director From Nevada, United States


About Susan: Susan Berg is a freelance writer, retired healthcare professional, retired Activity Director and current writer for several senior care e-magazines with more than 20 years of experience working with Senior Citizens and eight years experience writing for a number of publications. She is the author of a book for those with dementia and their caregivers. Susan has two blogs about activities for seniors and information vital to all wanting to know about dementia. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and North Shore Community College.

Senior Citizens
Susan is an expert on senior citizen issues. She is currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA). In this role, she has worked with senior citizens. Susan is an expert on adapting and modifying activities so that seniors can participate in them. She spent twenty years as an Activity Director in nursing homes. She devised, planned, coordinated, and facilitated stimulating activity programming. Also she designed a program for homebound senior citizens. Currently, Susan shares her knowledge about senior activities on one of her blogs.

Dementia

Susan is also an expert on dementia and related issues. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner(CPD). She has participated in numerous workshops, seminars and alike where she has gained much knowledge. Her work as an Activity Director and COTA has given her much knowledge and experience in relating to individuals with dementia. Susan is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She is hopeful that people will do what they can to prevent or at least slow down dementia in themselves or loved ones. Susan has shared many tips on how to prevent dementia or slow it down on her other blog.

Feel free to visit and comment at either of Susan’s blogs at
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com
http://dementiaviews.blogspot.com

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7 Activities

2210 Comments

Susan 30th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you for this information Maria
Susan 29th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Paper Quilling

Hi Janie
Welcome to golden Carers
I am sure you will find many activities that will be extremely useful to you and your residents
Feel free to share any activities that have been successful in your village and Also feel free to ask any questions you may have
This community has many many excellent activity professionals that are here to help you
Susan 29th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Sightseeing Scavenger Hunt

Hi Mary and Kathleen
Thank you Kathleen for this activity
Have you tried the scavenger hunt
https://www.goldencarers.com/isolation-scavenger-hunt/6333/ ??
Susan 28th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi this is for Janice who asked about activities calendars
Here is a link to some sample calendars
https://www.goldencarers.com/sample-activities-calendars/3881/
If you can let us know what group of people you are working with what your budget is what the interests of your residents are and what the abilities of the residents are I could be of more help to you
Susan 28th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Hang the Song Man

Hi Elaine
Thank you for your input
It’s always great when the staff gets involved
Kudos to you
Susan 28th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Abby
I ran a successful activities by telephone program
I got a grant from the local senior center for a portion of this
I also had some volunteers that helped with the program
There are many free teleconference call services
You can do trivia reminiscing and bingo which was one of our favorites
Susan 28th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you for that information Hanneke
Thank you for the picture also
Susan 27th Jul 2020 Activity Director

20 Creative Ways to Hydrate the Elderly in Senior Care

Hi Rachel
I am sure you will find many great ideas on golden Carers
I had folders for each month so that if we needed to do an activity we could pull something out of the folder
If you have any specific questions let us know because all the members are here to help
Susan 27th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Stephanie
Thank you for your input
You have some great ideas and suggestions
Always appreciated
Susan 27th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Sharon
Thank you for your kind words and your input
It’s always appreciated
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